Are you a dynamic and ambitious reporter? This is your chance to join the AJ’s award-winning news team


The Architects’ Journal (AJ) is the leading professional publication for the UK’s architectural community – and has been uncovering the most important industry stories for more than 125 years.

Our award-winning, campaigning title is leading industry change through both its exceptional print and digital offerings.

We now have an opportunity for a self-motivated, story-hungry, web-savvy reporter to join our news team. We can offer the opportunity to make a real difference – covering one of the UK’s most inspiring and creative professions.

The AJ sets the agenda in architecture: looking at new ways of practising, and how architects can help tackle the climate emergency; and sourcing exclusive news and political opinion through to competitions and tender opportunities, detailed technical information and in-depth building studies.

The ideal candidate will be an ambitious journalist with an emerging track record as a reporter. Ideally, you will have knowledge of the architecture or housing sectors. What’s essential, however, is that you are a proven story-getter with a record of securing scoops.

The role will also include news feature writing – such as analysis pieces, profiles and interviews – for both print and online.

It involves being a team player and covering a wide range of topics in-depth – from procurement scandals to the climate crisis, business and political news.

Working closely with the news editor and senior reporter, the full-time role will require a willingness to attend and report on events and a desire to swiftly understand what architects need to do their job better and how they win work.

Experience of architecture and the built environment is not essential, though an interest in the subject is.

If you thrive on digging out and writing agenda-setting stories and working as part of a close-knit and collaborative team, then we think you’ll love working with us at the AJ – and we’d love to hear from you!

Skills and requirements

  • A driven, pro-active, experienced, news-hungry NCTJ-qualified journalist [or have equivalent experience]
  • The desire to uncover the biggest stories and set the news agenda
  • A stickler for accuracy, and the ability to write concise, accurate news stories on tight deadlines
  • A solid understanding of media law
  • A personable and confident individual eager to get out of the office and make good senior-level contacts at industry events and parties
  • Willingness to learn, be flexible and work across different platforms
  • Ability to gather news and promote stories on social media
  • Team player and good communicator, with a passion for original journalism and campaigns that make a difference
  • An interest in architecture and the built environment and its social, political and economic drivers

Benefits: emap is part of Metropolis Group, together we are committed to providing a happy and healthy place to work, so we offer fantastic benefits and perks to our employees.

  • 25 days of holiday per year (with the option to buy or sell)
  • Health plan
  • Life insurance cover
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Retail discount vouchers
  • Private virtual GP access
  • Income Protection and more
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